Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bosu Ball

My wife bought me a bosu ball (picture left) for my birthday. I always thought they were cool and often saw people getting beat by them at physical therapy. The goal of this "fitness toy" is to improve core strength and it can be used while doing many different kinds of exercises. It came with a DVD that contained a bunch of workouts and many pages of instructions. It is a perfect present since it is something that I wanted for a long time but probably would never buy for myself. It isn't cheap.

I got it yesterday. I initially plan on using it, along with the physical therapy stretches for my legs, hips, and back during days that I don't do yoga. I'll also mix in some strength exercises (back to the 100 push up challenge) so I can hopefully get my hip in a good enough condition to try some intensity on the bike.

I'm probably going to have to do some stretching/strength and/or training in the morning (I am a late night exerciser mostly) since this "stuff" is taking up a lot of time. Training in the morning won't be pretty but I think that it is on the path to recovery. I'll keep you posted on how this new toy works out for me.

9 comments:

teacherwoman said...

I love the bosu ball and would love to have one of my own. but for now, I use the one at the gym a couple times a week.

What kind of training schedule are you following right now? I am always curious to read more about others plans...

how often do you do yoga? I love yoga but struggle to get it in each week. It seems like that's what gets pushed to the side.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I just got one of those this week!! havent tried it out.

Julie said...

Excellent! The joy of a new toy:) I want to hear more about what you think of it and how it is working for you. It looks like it could be kind of fun:)

Jess said...

Ohhh we had a few of these at the gym I used to teach at. They were intense!

Aka Alice said...

I want one of those too...but you're right, they ain't cheap.

Have fun!

theloosemoose said...

Consider me jealous. I want that, even though I've never used one, and have NO idea what to do with it.

Big Clyde said...

I agree with "loosemoose"...they look very cool, but I have no idea what to do with it. As you use it, please educate us.

Diane said...

Aaahhh yes Joe. I have been tortured by these at Physical Therapy. I find them incredibly challenging and an excellent all around booty kickin' toy. And wow did I find out that I've got some balance issues! Can't wait to hear about your experiences with the BOSU!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Love my Bosu! Enjoy!